Rangers were too good on the day for Livingston – but Gary Holt says it was a good learning curve for his Lions team.

Two goals inside 16 minutes during the first 45 had Rangers gliding their way to victory. Strikes from Joe Aribo and Jermaine Defoe early on made this Rangers task very difficult for Holt.

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A difficult day as Rangers beat them at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But his team didn’t fold, instead rolling their sleeves up and proving they could live up to the fight. In the end it wasn’t enough to gain points as Rangers got over the line in comfortable fashion.

Livingston didn’t do themselves a disservice in Govan though, Holt left please with the second half effort. He says his side must use this game against Rangers to learn from their mistakes.


“It’s always difficult when you come to these places to get a foothold in the game and stamp your authority,” said Holt (LFC Live). “We know how good they are as players.

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A battling display. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“You look at the two goals and as a team it’s disappointing as we’ve lost two soft-ish goals. But we learn from it, we win and lose as a team.

“The good play that we did have, the chances, you don’t get many. You are hoping a bit of luck falls on your side. You’re proud of how they did in the second half as a manager.

“You are delighted with the effort and desire to get on the ball. It’s something we will take on the chin but to have a right good go in the second half is a testament to how the guys wanted to go about their job.”

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